Thursday, January 14, 2010

Full-fledged Indian Legal Service and Indian Educational Service on the cards

THE Central government ministries which do not have specialized officers have begun the process of creating new group A services. In fact, the creation of Indian Educational Service (IES) and the overhaul of the existing Indian Legal Service (ILS) to turn it into a Group A service at par with other services like IAS, IFS, IPS, IRS etc., are on the cards now as both the ministries have begun the process of creating such specialized services.
The law ministry is now preparing a cabinet note which aims at overhauling the Indian Legal Service, and has started consultations with the department of personnel and training (DoPT) in this regard, according to media reports. The plan suggests that there will be entrance examination followed by interviews just like any other Group A service. The officers are likely to be trained at National Judicial Academy, Bhopal.
Currently, recruitment for Indian Legal Service is done only when vacancies arise, and they are filled up by practising lawyers rather than fresh law school graduates.
Also Read: Why does govt need Indian Educational Service?

Action and Appointments
a) The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet has approved the extension of inter-cadre deputation of Arun Kumar Sinha, a 1999 batch Manipur-Tripura cadre IAS from Manipur-Tripura cadre to Jharkhand cadre for a further period of two years with effect from Septmber 16, 2009
b) R Bhattacharya, a 1978 batch Andhra Pradesh cadre IAS, presently Adviser, Planning Commission has been appointed as additional secretary and financial adviser in department of Information Technology in the ministry of communications and Information Technology in the vacancy of R C Misra, a 1976 batch Orissa cadre IAS.
c) Justice Sanjay Yadav, Justice Kedar Singh Chauhan, Justice Satish Chandra Sharma, Justice Prakash Shrivastava and Smt. Justice Indrani Datta, have been appointed as Judges of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, in that order of seniority.
d) Justice Bijaya Krishna Patel, Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court, has been appointed as the Judge of the Orissa High Court.

1 comment:


    We all notice that presently the law education has become worst and the whole judicial system is toppling down. Only few institutions which can be counted on fingers are imparting good education and rest are doing business in the legal education field. Students who are interested to do law graduation has to chose the faculty only after passing their Higher Secondary examinations but they do not get any basic idea of law education in Higher Secondary courses like science and arts. Our Union Law Minister and Human Resources Ministers are also leading advocates and are well versed with the problems of legal education and judicial system.
    It is requested that they should take initiative to introduce this subject from 9th or 10th class so that the students who want to adopt to that faculty after Higher Secondary Education may have basic concept of law before appearing for pre admission test. It will improve the standard of legal education and the judiciary too.